Co-Change supports the implementation of institutional change among research and innovation actors in the areas of research ethics, open science, stakeholder engagement, science education, gender equality and sustainability. The partners form a network of research organisations, research funding and government agencies, firms, ethics councils, and civil society organisations. Together, they develop tools and practices for responsible research and innovation, for example, to reflect on internal norms, values and practices, and to build capacity for governance and management, ethical and social impact monitoring, and assessment.
2022. 08. 05. Our Idea Competition’s winner visited Tecnalia The CTS/C!S Project „DEBIAS - Digitally Eliminating Bias In Applicant Selection“ placed first in our Idea Competition. Representing the CTS, Florian Cech visited Tecnalia - one of our Change Labs in Bilbao, Spain for a one-day workshop and guided tour. The visit was focused on an exchange of ideas on responsible research and innovation (RRI) and interdisciplinarity in technology development, and to gain insights into Tecnalia’s RRI-related activities and organisational transformations.
2022. 08. 04. Challenges in the implementation of RRI across Horizon 2020 In the last decade, the European Commission developed an ambitious strategy to promote RRI across the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. This effort resulted in a significant number of European-funded projects that substantially expanded the available knowledge of the theory, methods and implementation of RRI. However, various evaluations and studies revealed a limited and diffuse implementation of the concept. In this article, we aim to shed some light on this matter with a study covering eight programme lines of H2020.
2022. 07. 31. Best practice in responsible innovation and respecting Indigenous data sovereignty Researchers of Australia’s national scientific research agency, CSIRO, are working together with indigenous people on many issues. Co-design methodologies and collaborative approaches support good ways of working together so that sharing and learning across Western and Indigenous science might take place. In this blogpost they talk about an example how they work with and rely on Indigenous data, information and knowledge in a responsible way.
- ECSA 2022 Conference The 4th ECSA Conference runs under the cross-cutting theme of Citizen Science for Planetary Health. The concept of planetary health is based on the understanding that human health and human civilization depend on thriving natural systems and the sustainable stewardship of those natural systems. This demands not only knowledge, commitment and engagement of health and environmental sciences, but inter- and transdisciplinary efforts from all research fields and societal and political actors.
The Co-Change Labs are spaces for experimentation, where we work to better address societal challenges. The lab teams produce customised tools to make research and innovation more responsible. Our cooperation partners operate as a network of research performing, and research funding organisations as well as various societal stakeholders. Some labs are more technology-specific, e.g., oriented towards artificial intelligence and autonomous systems technologies. Other labs are more oriented at specific practices, e.g., working on open science, gender equality, and sustainability.More about change labs